Forget the wind, ice and freezing temps — let’s have a look at what Area 1 has in store for all of us diehard event riders! Have you heard? GMHA (Green Mountain Horse Association) in South Woodtock, Vt., has exciting news for 2014. The association is offering — now brace yourself — a CIC* as part of the annual Festival of Eventing. Last summer, this event was so exciting because an Intermediate division was held for a second year in a row.
The 2014 Festival of Eventing will be held over a very long weekend, starting with the much anticipated Novice/Training Classic Three-Day on July 28-31. Then, the Festival of Eventing clinics starts Aug. 4-6, featuring clinicians such as Bobby Costello and Bonnie Mosser, in addition to several others.
To top it all off, the actual horse trials run Aug. 8-10 and will be offering levels Beginner Novice through Intermediate, as well a CIC*. Plus, the GMHA Festival will award $10,000 in prize money for the Intermediate division. There will also be trade fairs, competitors parties — oh, and did I mention there’s a CIC*?! Come join the fun, volunteer, compete or be a spectator at the gorgeous Green Mountain facility. I am already starting to count down the days!
To get you excited for the Area I season, here’s Andrea Waldo and Serendipity Traveller competing in Open Intermediate at the GMHA Festival last year (video by The Horse Pesterer):